The Easter Bun is a very, very tender bread, like a brioche, with a delicate sweetness and a subtle aroma of anise, cinnamon and orange. Its texture is absolutely spongy and airy, but it stands out for its glittery layer of crystallized sugar.
This is a very simple and easy-to-make traditional recipe that is prepared to celebrate All Saints' Day, although as often happens with 'pan sweets', it is also typical of Holy Week, especially in Seville (Spain).
These cookies, in addition to their delicate and colorful appearance, are irresistible to the palate thanks to the combination of the soft vanilla biscuit, lightly covered with icing sugar, and the caramelized freshness of the strawberry jam.
Carob flour is an ideal substitute for cocoa and chocolate powder, since it can be used in the same preparations as these. But the best thing is that, unlike cocoa, which has caffeine and theobromine, carob does not contain exciting substances, making it perfect for children and for people with insomnia, hyperactivity or sensitivity to caffeine.